Realme is gearing up to launch its first 2021 flagship the next Thursday, March 04. After several leaks with the Realme Race codename, the device’s name is finally confirmed as Realme GT 5G. Since the last week, the company is posting several teasers to confirm some of the phone’s key specifications ahead of its launch. Now, the company confirmed a feature that is rather obvious at this point – The Realme GT 5G will come with Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0.
The new Android 11 update brings Chat bubbles notifications, One-time permissions for apps, new media controls, and etc. When it comes to Realme UI 2.0, the update adds a new improved Dark Mode, new Privacy features, productivity enhancements, and more. Some of the company’s older models are yet to receive this update. So, the new flagship will be among the few Realme smartphones running Android 11 updates right now.
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Realme is teasing some of the capabilities of its software on the Realme GT 5G. According to the company’s testings, the new software improves resource utilization by 45%, speeds up response times by 32%, and improves stability by 17%. We are curious to see if this will actually be apparent in day-to-day usage. Of course, a Snapdragon 888 phone like the Realme GT 5G, will not have any problems handling Realme UI 2.0.
Realme GT 5G will have a Snapdragon 888 SoC and other premium specs
The Snapdragon 888 brings a prime core based on ARM Cortex-X1 architecture clocked at up to 2.84GHz. There are three more performance cores based on the Cortex-A78 clocked at up to 2.42 GHz. Moreover, we have four power-efficient energy-saving cores using the Cortex-A55 architecture and 1.8GHz clock speed. This chipset also comes with a Wi-Fi 6E modem, a Hexagon 780 DSP, and a Spectra 580 ISP. The integrated memory controller supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200MHz.
Apart from the high-end chipset, the Realme GT 5G will come with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal Storage. However, we believe that there will be a cheaper 8GB RAM variant that will be priced under $465. The phone will certainly be one of the cheapest Snapdragon 888-powered phones right now. The handset will also have a 120Hz AMOLED display, a triple-camera setup with a 64MP camera, and a 4,880mAh battery with 65W fast-charging. Judging by Realme’s dual-flagship strategy, it will be the “performance flagship”. In the coming months, the brand will unveil a camera-centric flagship with MediaTek Dimensity 1200/1100 chipset.